Two years on from releasing the feast of awesomeness that was, and is, Stunning Luxury, Snapped Ankles are back with their third album. Entitled Forest Of Your Problems, the album is set for release on July 2nd through The Leaf Label, who note in their press release:
“Snapped Ankles return to the forest, but it’s not as they left it. Trees planted in neat rows. A well-ordered monoculture with access roads and heavy machinery. The smell of greenwashed money in the air. There’s no sign of the ancient woodland they emerged from on debut album, Come Play The Trees. And it’s far cry from the gentrified East London they found themselves hawking on Stunning Luxury. All is not well in the face of progress. Welcome to the Forest Of Your Problems.”
Regular collaborator Danalogue of The Comet Is Coming is again on mixing duties on Forest Of Your Problems. And when it comes to formats, we’re spoiled for choice, with four different vinyl editions available, aligned with the newly formed factions of “the famously close-knit woodwose community”, The Business Imp, The Cornucopian, The Nemophile and The Protester.
The absolute banger that is ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’ serves a killer lead single and it begs for dancing. The single comes with a video directed by Daisy Dickinson.
Snapped Ankles have announced a UK and EU tour in October and November, and you can check all their stops and other info here.
Released last month through The Leaf Label, the feast of awesomeness that is Snapped Ankles‘ second album Stunning Luxury keeps on giving. The London outfit have shared a video for the album track ‘Tailpipe’, filmed and edited by Marnie Hollande and featuring Nissa Nishikawa. Check it out below.
In other related good news, and in addition to a bunch of live dates starting in May and throughout the summer, Snapped Ankles have announced a new UK tour this Autumn. Check out the full set of dates below:
8th October – The Haunt, Brighton
9th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
10th October – Picture House Social, Sheffield
11th October – The Crescent, York
12th October – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
15th October – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
16th October – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
17th October – Metronome, Nottingham
18th October – Boileroom, Surrey
25th October – The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
29th October – Village Underground, London
Snapped Ankles had already shared their second blistering single ‘Rechargeable’, off their upcoming second album Stunning Luxury. Ahead of its release on March 1st through The Leaf Label, the London based band have shared an accompanying video. Described as “a call to harness the kinetic energy of dance to push against the rigid continuity of the daily routine”, the video keeps with the track’s theme. Take a look.
Snapped Ankles have a covers EP coming out for Record Store Day, Violations, featuring tracks by Can, Joey Beltram and Comateens. The EP also features the trio’s take on The Fugs’ 1965 track ‘CIA Man’ with their NSA Man Violation cover. “Having unearthed The Fugs’ ‘CIA Man’ some years before, we were shocked to discover a newer, more sinister agency had taken over from the diatribe’s protagonist, so we updated Tuli Kupferberg’s list of ills…”, said the band. “Of course every time the song is now mentioned online, a blip of data triggers a filter that enters a file that rings a bell in a bunker deep under a mountain in Pennsylvania. So now the forest is full of agents looking for us, and we are taping up our microphones and cameras and walking backwards through our own footprints to shake them off…”
Snapped Ankles have shared a video for ‘CIA Man (NSA Man Violation)’ and you can watch it below. Diet Clinic directs.